I was just wondering if anyone has a child diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder? I have some questions, we've just started looking into all the avenues as we are concerned about quite a lot of different things with our youngest and we'd like to help him out as much as we can.
What Age was your child diagnosed?
What was your first port of call? Pead? OT? Other?
How did you know you weren't over reacting? Did you follow your mummy gut?
My son is 2.5 and has displayed signs pretty much as long as I can remember, main ones seem to be extreme sensitivity to certain things (water being one of them, a single drop of water on his head can lead to an absolute meltdown where he gets so upset he cannot handle it, washing his hair means over an hour of sobbing on my lap afterwards), inability to adapt and cope with a change of routine (causing the same type of meltdowns) and issues with food and people.
This is only a broad view, there are just way too many of his 'quirks' to adequately describe but in general he ticks so many of the SPD boxes its not funny. We have a referral to a Paed but cannot get an appt until March and I just want to feel like I am being pro-active and wondering if there is anything I should be doing or looking into in the meantime.
Thanks in advance, sorry for the big jumble, its been a very stressful few months for us and with another bub due in June im starting to really worry about the affect it will have on DS2.